Category Archives: Update

Is it photoshopped?

I recently posted an image of the moon rising over Ely Cathedral (below, for those of you not following my Facebook page) – in among the comment thread on a local group appeared the all-too common query: “Is it photoshopped?” This is a tricky question to answer. The short answer is…

July 21st, 2016 Update

HTC 10 camera – RAW vs JPG

Thanks to my mobile phone dying earlier this week, I’ve just acquired a new HTC 10. Exploring the new device, I discovered that the camera has the ability to shoot in RAW. As someone who exclusively shoots in RAW with my “real” camera, I was curious how effective this would be…

May 22nd, 2016 Update

Print shop

If you like any of the pictures here, a selection are available for purchase, along with some others taken outside of the six-week trip.

November 10th, 2015 Update

Accommodation round-up

I thought it might be handy to list the various places I stayed (in case anyone is interested, and also as a reminder to myself in case I go back to any of them!) Stockholm I stayed in two different places in Stockholm. The first part of the trip, I…

November 1st, 2015 Update

Day Thirty-nine – last day in Helsinki

I had some time to kill in the morning, so I walked around to the Olympic Stadium. It was the primary stadium for the 1952 Olympics, and although still in use today, it was looking its age… Apparently it’s closing down before the end of the year for refurbishment, not…

October 31st, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update

Day Thirty-eight – Suomenlinna Island

Most of today I spent at Suomenlinna – a handful of islands a 15 minute boat-ride away that were a coastal fortress. Originally built by the Swedish in 1748 it was occupied by the Russians, and was handed over to the city in 1973. There’s still a naval academy on one…

October 28th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Thirty-seven – Wandering around Helsinki

For the final part of my travels, I’m back in a city- Helsinki. Coming here was a last minute choice (I also considered Svalbard but the sun doesn’t really come up there at this time of year!) I arrived yesterday. Landing late in the afternoon I found the new (only…

October 27th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Thirty-three – South coast revisited, northern lights.

Today we took a coach trip out along the south coast for Georgie to see a few of the sights. It was revisiting some locations for me, but as the weather was different it was still fun. Our first stop was Skogafoss waterfall again. This time I climbed the stairs…

October 24th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Thirty-two – Reykjavik

The day began early as I needed to return my hire car back at the airport. My little Kia has done a great job over the past week or so, and I’d definitely use Blue Car Rental again. I’d recommend a 4WD here, even if you’re not planning on F-roads,…

October 22nd, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Thirty-one – Reykjanes peninsula

I opened the curtains to a nice red sunrise this morning. Although by the end of the day, the old saying that a red sky in the morning isn’t such a good thing came true. The rain held off until around 5pm though, so not all bad. I left the…

October 21st, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update